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By Diane Jessup
For The Sentinel 

Companion Animal: The pet rabbit and her needs


February 19, 2020


RABBIT RIGHTS: Bunnies, whether intended as food or pets, deserve to be treated well.

Many of my Klickitat county neighbors keep rabbits, some for food, some for fun. And I know that people want to do right by their animals and will, given the chance. Sometimes, however, certain animal management practices become so fixed in our culture that we don't tend to stop and "put ourselves in the rabbit's place." This article is dedicated to a big old Checkered doe I had once, and how she opened my eyes to the small things that make a rabbit's life a happy one.

But what if your rabbit is destined for the stew pot? All the more reason to respect that animal and make their time on Earth pleasant. They are giving their all for you, so why not give them just a little to improve their...

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